Why are we different?

Why are we different?

The Rising Stars Programme has grown to become the industry leader in Irish golf due to the uncompromising vision PGA Advanced Professional Liam Duggan had towards introducing golf in a school environment. The programme is built around five constants - the PGA Professional, the curriculum, equipment, progression & competition.


LD Golf Rising Stars Coaches: ALL our coaches are P.G.A Professional.  As members of the Professional Golfers Association our coaches have as a minimum requirement of a degree in Professional golf from the University of Birmingham.

PGA Professional Kids Golf Lessons

All our coaches have Garda Vetting, Public liability, First Aid and child protection certification and are specifically trained and assessed on an annual basis to ensure nothing but the finest standards of golf instruction is delivered. We are the only schools golf programme in Ireland to insist on this level of qualification. The curriculum has been specifically developed by Award winning PGA Advanced Professional Liam Duggan. With a background in education, Liam has developed five separate strands to help offer schools a variety of options to engage all participants in the programme.


With qualifications in the area of sport psychology and golf specific fitness, Liam is the ideal person to develop your own personalised programme for teaching children golf.


Equipment: Rising Stars is powered by ShortGolf. Shortgolf equipment is lightweight, oversized age appropriate and most of all FUN, ensuring a positive learning experience for everyone.


Find out all about the PGA professional here.

Progression in children's golf lessons

We believe progression is key to ensure that there is a structured pathway in place to allow all participants the opportunity to move on to the game of golf. In all areas we provide instruction we develop school-Golf club links so we can give everyone the opportunity to move on to the game of golf. At present, we provide links back to over 40 clubs and venues across Ireland through our coaches with this network continually growing.

Competition when teaching children golf

A key aspect of the structured pathway from the school yard to the golf course is the element of competition. Children love to compete and it provides a safe healthy environment for them to grow with their peers. The Rising Stars Inter-Schools championship is the first of its kind in Ireland and gives pupils the opportunity to showcase the golf skills they have learned in the school environment with our Rising Stars programme. LDgolf will run a series of Inter-Schools events in the local community incorporating skills challenges and nine hole events using Short Golf equipment. These events will take place at our Rising Stars coaching venues and preferred partners across Ireland culminating in a National Championship for regional winners. To get your club involved, contact us at info@LDgolf.ie